Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  
3dcase

Am I in Trouble?

Recommended Posts

Hi,

Troubleshooting....

Am I in trouble?

I'm only a mechanical engineer, no electronics guy, so perhaps someone else can help me.

Something weird here, just found out my printer can act as a generator aswell.

No cables hooked up, moving a steppermotor lights up the ulticontroller display and thermo prints led's. Something wrong with the electronics, or/and can you damage them when moving the steppermotors by hand?

Another thing is, is it possible and easy to come up with something to shut down the usb when the printer power switch is off? Led's are on and the electorinics fan keeps running (slowly).

Another other thing- Is there a USB problem with my computer, or something in cura?

In cura 13.04 i can run a print by the usb cable, but in later versions i can only control the printer but it willl not print.

Regards

Kees

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Something weird here, just found out my printer can act as a generator aswell.

No cables hooked up, moving a steppermotor lights up the ulticontroller display and thermo prints led's. Something wrong with the electronics, or/and can you damage them when moving the steppermotors by hand?

 

Hi

There's nothing wrong with your printer, that's normal. I blew a stepper driver once after I had been vigorously moving the hot end by hand. I'm fairly sure this caused it. So I don't move mine around by hand too quick anymore.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's normal. I move my head around all the time but I also don't move it fast and now I will know to not do it too much - give the stepper driver a few seconds to cool down.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

Terms of Use Privacy Policy